Run For Shelter! Blitz Party is Back!

'Run For Shelter a night of Forties Fashion and Frolics On 65th Anniversary of D-Day' Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of D-Day, 6th June Blitz Party event under the railway arches in Shoreditch, [54 Holywell Lane , Ec2 ] remembering and honouring BritainÕs finest with 1940s music and dancing. Ê The Blitz Party gives party goers the opportunity to step back in time at our 1940s East End air raid shelter, where drinks, dancing and neighbourly spirit are the order of the evening. Ê Dress code: 1940's glam, home front utility clothing and allied uniform The venue transformed into a wartime East End air raid shelter; c/w : with sand bags, searchlights, blackout curtains, oil lamps & ration books replace bar menus and scarce provisions line the walls. The perfect setting to enjoy 1940s entertainment, including the UKÕs finest swing bands, performers and DJs, drink tasty cocktails and dance the night away. Ê www.theblitzparty.com part of the Bourne & Hollingsworth Group pics and copyright Nick Cunard commission The London Lite Ê

By order of The War Office, you are requested to make your way to our East London air raid shelter for a special Blitz Party to coincide with the anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings, taking place on Saturday 4th June 2016.

June’s event will remember and honour Britain’s heroes with bustling music, fortifying cocktails, and a good old dash of patriotic spirit.

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Taking place in an East London warehouse, a cavernous den that contains more alcoholic provisions and Blitz spirit than Churchill’s bunker, this party will recreate the wartime glamour of 1940s London. The venue will be transformed into a wartime air shelter with a swing dance hall, live music stage and bunkers complete with sandbags, searchlights, blackout curtains and oil lamps.

Ladies can drop in at the beauty parlour to perfect their 40s look with complementary hair and make-up touch ups from The Beauty Queens. Ration books will replace bar menus and scarce provisions will line the walls.

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The evening will host the UK’s finest live swing bands and performers; Capitano’s Vegas Rabble will be playing the best in 40s jump jive, swing and rhythm & blues. Swing Patrol will be leading a dance class from 7pm, and there will be plenty of wartime snacks on hand in the Mess Hall to keep those jitterbugs going.

Whether you’re a victory curled good time girl or a moustachioed RAF hero, flirt over a Raspberry Collins, swing dance under searchlights, and recapture an era that made history.

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Dress Code – 1940s glam, home front utility clothing and allied uniform all welcome. Whilst they appreciate the need to “make do and mend” The Blitz Party operates a strict 1940s dress code.  Denim may be acceptable in the munitions hall, and trainers do squeak nicely in the gymnasium, but that is where they should remain.

 

Tickets are priced at £30 for general admission and £40 for general admission + dance class. The dance class starts 7pm. All tickets are sold in advance by visiting The Blitz Party website or calling 0207 724 1617.